The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of California is one of the largest in the country. This office prosecutes federal crimes and defends the interests of the United States Government in civil cases. The Southern District of California encompasses San Diego and Imperial Counties and includes a branch office located in El Centro, California.
The Southern District of California is home to the largest concentration of Navy and Marine Corps installations in the world. The entire southern boundary of the District borders the Republic of Mexico. Contained within the District are international ports of entry at San Ysidro, Otay Mesa, Tecate, Calexico (two ports, East and West) and Andrade. The entire western boundary of the District lies on the Pacific Ocean, with a major port in San Diego.
Enclosed is a link to the Southern District of California's web page for more information about the office. http://www.justice.gov/usao/cas/index.html
For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorney's Offices, visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/
The U.S. Attorney's Office is currently recruiting for a limited amount of Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) positions in the Criminal Division for both its San Diego and Imperial County offices. The Criminal Division is organized into seven sections, which consist of the General Crimes Sections, Reactive Crimes Section, Major Frauds Section, Narcotics Enforcement Section, Appellate Section, National Security and Cyber Crimes Section, and Financial Litigation and Asset Forfeiture Unit. The Criminal Division caseload includes a large volume of drug and immigration cases, along with a variety of such other federal offenses as major narcotics cases involving Mexican drug trafficking and money laundering organizations, terrorism offenses, bank robberies, child pornography, postal theft, credit card fraud, murder for hire, counterfeiting, organized crime, money laundering, computer crimes, and other sophisticated whit collar fraud offenses (such as defense procurement fraud, health care fraud and environment fraud).
This is a temporary appointment not-to-exceed 24 months. This position may be extended or made permanent without further competition. This position is located in San Diego, California. As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.
Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory preemployment adjudication. This includes fingerprint, credit and tax checks, and drug testing. In addition, continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree and be an active member of the bar of any state. One year of qualifying post-graduate legal experience is required, but 2 years of qualifying post-graduate legal experience is strongly preferred. Qualifying legal experience may include work as an attorney, a judicial law clerk in either federal or state court, and/or litigation experience in either the private or public sector. This position is open to all qualified candidates from the private and public sectors.
United States citizenship is required.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
Applicants must demonstrate strong analytical skills and the ability to accurately and precisely articulate the critical issues in a case. Applicants must have superior oral and writing skills as well as strong research and interpersonal skills, and good judgment. Applicants must possess excellent communication skills. Applicants must exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff, and client agencies. Applicants must also demonstrate excellent computer literacy skills including experience with automated research on the Internet, CM/ECF, and electronic e-mail and word processing systems.
Applications must be submitted online through the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/376236700
You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
· Required - Your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire (online or 1203-FX).
· Required - Your resume showing relevant experience and dates of employment (include day/month/year) with a cover letter.
· Required, if applicable - A recent copy of an SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action), showing title, series, grade, and current salary; and a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.
· Required, if applicable - Veterans' Preference documentation (see Benefits and Other Information section for details).
· Required: You will have to upload the Legal Writing Sample and the SDCA Application Form found at http://www.justice.gov/usao/cas/employ/ausaPositions.html under the Application Form section in Adobe Acrobat or Microsoft Word) and attached these documents as “Other”.
The point of contact for this vacancy announcement is Nitza Williamson, who can be reached at 619-546-9273 or Nitza.firstname.lastname@example.org
We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the recruitment process have been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation, to include a credit and tax checks, and a drug test by urinalysis.